New V4.5 Content Update for Fortnite Finally Adds the Highly Anticipated Drum Gun Weapon - Patch Notes - Dexerto
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New V4.5 Content Update for Fortnite Finally Adds the Highly Anticipated Drum Gun Weapon – Patch Notes

Published: 3/Jul/2018 12:05 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 18:06

by Ross Deason

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The V4.5 Content Update for Fortnite has been released and the highly anticipated new Drum Gun weapon has officially gone live!

Released on July 3rd, the V4.5 Content Update focuses more on the “Save The World” version of the game but that doesn’t mean that the Battle Royale mode has been ignored.

The addition of the Drum Gun has been something that players have been hoping for ever since it was originally leaked on June 27th and now it is finally here for all players to enjoy.

The description of the new weapon certainly seems in line with what people expected of it as the developers state “the Drum Gun is a hybrid weapon that combines the stopping power of a rifle with the suppressive ability and fire rate of an SMG.”

Many people believed that the Drum Gun was based off of the famous Thompson submachine gun from the prohibition era and the official description definitely seems to confirm those theories.

The Drum Gun will be available in Uncommon and Rare variants and do 26/27 base damage with a round capacity of 50, using medium ammo.

The full patch notes for the V4.5 Content Update can be found below.

SUPPRESSING FIRE!

Topple your rivals with the latest weapon to drop into Battle Royale, the Drum Gun. Need to clear the room? Throw a stink bomb, now in Save the World. A firework show on the go, find the Freedom’s Herald Pistol in Save the World now.

Drum Gun (Battle Royale)
The stopping power of a rifle and the fire rate of an SMG. Find the new Drum Gun in-game now.

Stink Bomb (Save the World)
What’s that smell? Give a Smasher a whiff of the Stink Bomb, available now in Save the World.

Freedom Herald Pistol (Save the World)
Brighten a Husk’s day with the Freedom Herald Pistol.

Stars and Stripes Heroes (Save the World)
Celebrate summer with the Star and Stripes Heroes! Find them in the Event Store for a limited time.

KNOWN ISSUES

  • Wanting to track the top community issues? Head over to our Fortnite | Community Issues Trello board here.

BATTLE ROYALE

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Drum Gun added
    • The Drum Gun is a hybrid weapon that combines the stopping power of a rifle with the suppressive ability and fire rate of an SMG.
    • Available in Uncommon and Rare variants.
      • 26/27 base damage.
    • 50 round capacity.
    • Uses Medium Ammo.
    • Can be found from floor loot, chests, and Vending Machines.

SAVE THE WORLD

HEROES

  • Stars and Stripes Constructor has been added to the Event Store.
    • Stars and Stripes Penny – Legendary Electro-Pulse.
    • Available July 4, at 8pm ET.
  • Stars and Stripes Outlander has been added to the Event Store.
    • Stars and Stripes A.C. – Legendary Trailblaster.
    • Available on July 4, at 8pm ET.

WEAPONS + ITEMS

  • Stink Bomb added
    • Hurls a grenade that unleashes a cloud that damages enemies over time. Doesn’t persist outside of missions.
  • Freedom’s Herald Pistol added to the Weekly Store.
    • Launches firecrackers that bounce off walls, and will knockback and damage enemies in a small radius when they explode.
    • Available on July 4, at 8pm ET.
  • The Lynx Assault Rifle has been added to the Weekly Store.
    • A slow firing burst assault rifle with above average headshot damage and excellent stability.
    • Available on July 4, at 8pm ET.
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How to compete in Fortnite’s first Box Fight Tournament: date, prizes

Published: 27/Oct/2020 1:57

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Fortnite is about to launch its first-ever Box Fight Tournament, a creative 1v1 competition in an arena designed by winners of last month’s Princess Castle Creative Contest. If you’re interested in competing, here’s everything you need to know.

Fortnite is a competitive game at heart, but it’s also a wonderful platform for creative players. It’s the reason why the creative mode is so popular. Players can build their own islands and share them with others.

Last month, Fortnite celebrated its third birthday by hosting the Princess Castle Creative Contest. Essentially, players had to create and submit their own version of a Box Fight map.

For those who don’t know, Box Fighting is when two players are fighting within one tile of each other and inside a box. It’s unique in the sense that it combines competitive and creative skills.

Two players named HassanFTN and Shride won the contest. Their arena, named “Island of Dreams” (9005-6737-3429), was chosen to be showcased in the first official Box Fight Tournament.

Epic Games Fortnite Box Fight Tournament
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The map used in the Box Fight Tournament was created by two winners of the Princess Castle Creative Contest.

How to compete in the Box Fight Tournament

To compete in the Box Fight Tournament, all you need to do is look for the Box Fight Tournament LTM on the main menu once it’s available.

However, there is an eligibility requirement. Players will need to have reached Open League (Division II) in Arena before the tournament begins. Don’t stress if you haven’t though. It’s very easy to do and will only take a couple of games.

The format is pretty straightforward. Players will duke it out in a one on one Box Fight against other players in their region.

It will follow a traditional tournament structure with multiple rounds. The more rounds you win, the higher you will climb. The player with the most wins at the end of the tournament is the winner.

Epic Games Fortnite Box Fight Tournament
Epic Games
Box Fighting is an important skill that many higher-ranked players have mastered.

Prizes

Unfortunately, there hasn’t been any news on potential prizes yet. However, it will probably follow a similar system used in Wild Wednesdays. Keep in mind that these aren’t final, and they will be updated once more information is available.

Event Prizes – Europe

Rank Prize
1 $1,800
2 $1,600
3 $1,400
4 $1,200
5 $1,000
6 $800
7 $600
8 $500
9 $400
10 $300
11-20 $200

Event Prizes – NA East

Rank Prize
1 $1,500
2 $1,200
3 $900
4 $700
5 $500
6 $400
7 $350
8 $300
9 $250
10 $200

Event Prizes – NA West

Rank Prize
1 $500
2 $400
3 $350
4 $300
5 $275
6 $250
7 $225
8 $200

Event Prizes – Brazil

Rank Prize
1 $500
2 $400
3 $350
4 $300
5 $275
6 $250
7 $225
8 $200

Event Prizes – Asia 

Rank Prize
1 $300
2 $250
3 $200

Event Prizes –  OCE

Rank Prize
1 $300
2 $250
3 $200

Event Prizes – Middle East

Rank Prize
1 $300
2 $250
3 $200
Epic Games Fortnite Box Fight Tournament
Epic Games
Box Fighting requires calculated attacks and solid defense.

When does the Box Fight Tournament start?

Fortnite players don’t need to wait long. The Box Fight Tournament begins on Wednesday, October 28, which means it’s only one sleep away.

However, that also means if you haven’t ranked up enough in Arena to be eligible, you’ll need to hop in and get started before it’s too late.

Box Fighting is an important skill in Fortnite. In many ways, it’s what separates the wolves from the sheep.

If you’ve mastered it, the tournament is a good way to test your skills. Don’t be disheartened if you haven’t though. Taking part in the tournament is a good way to improve.